Turkey’s Aeronautic Prestige to Economic Opportunity – THK’s 2020 World Air Games will have All Eyes in the Skies and Visitors Exploring the Wonders of Turkey

THK’s reputation has been 100 years in the making. Participation of least 75 countries are expected in the 5th World Air Games in Turkey with 12 branches in 5 cities significant contributions are expected to benefit tourism and the promotion of the country. In this exclusive Defence Turkey interview, Turkish Aeronautical Association’s President Mr. Kürşat Atılgan discusses the various activities and programs of the THK and the diligence, talent and national devotion that are a source of national pride

Date: Issue 81 - April 2018 Update: April 24, 2018

Defence Turkey: Mr. Kürşat Atılgan first thank you for your time for this interview. Could you briefly inform us about the activities, duties and responsibilities of the Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK)?

It is necessary to take a brief look at the history of the Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK) in order to explain its fields of activity and its duties and responsibilities. THK’s responsibility is within the National Spirit and National Consciousness that exist in our State. For this reason, our Institution was born on February 16, 1925, 16 months after the proclamation of the Republic, on the orders of the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk himself.